Board of Trustees

CGFNS International is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of industry leaders in health care, education and business. These individuals come from all walks of life and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

Dr. Michael Bleich


Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chesterfield, Missouri




Vice Chair

Joseph Cabral, MS

Chief Human Resources Officer
Partners Healthcare System, Inc.

Boston, Massachusetts






Sean P. Clarke, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program
William F. Connell School of Nursing
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts





Christine T. Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing

New York University

New York, New York




Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Dean and Professor, School of Nursing

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota





Sister Rosemary

Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Professor of Nursing

Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations

Duquesne University School of Nursing

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania





M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN

Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor

College of Nursing, Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania





Gregory H. Frazer, PhD, FASAHP

Dean and Professor
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
University of Southern Alabama
Mobile, Alabama





Sharon Goldsmith, PhD, CCC-Speech


Goldsmith Associates International

Milford, Delaware






Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Liaison for National APRN Policy

Office of Nursing Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC




Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Chair, Health Policy and Management
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Associate Director
UCLO Patient Safety Institute
Los Angeles, California




Sylvia Y.K. Fung, BBS, MSc, MBA, Hon DHS, Dip, Ed, FAAN, FPHKAN, FACHSE, RN, RM

Professor of Health Services Management, Office of the President

Department of Nursing & Health Sciences

Tung Wah College

Hong Kong, China